In 2013 Cabrillo National Monument will celebrate 100 years as San Diego’s only National Park. To celebrate this historic milestone our goal is to cultivate and expand connections within the San Diego community, recruit 100 new volunteers, develop friendships and working relationships with 100 new organizations within the county. To accomplish this goal we will strive to inspire and engage the community all year long and into the future looking forward to 2016 when the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Established programs like the Tidepool Education and Restoration Program (TPERP) and the Artist in Residence Program fulfill our mission to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations and Call to Action set forth by the Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis. In addition we have developed new events, projects and programs for the centennial year to execute our mission and goals such as the Dusty Socks Club, Monumental Memories Photo Book, 100 Words 100 Years Essay Contest and Cabrillo Cake Contest.
Beginning in October 2012 and all throughout 2013 an exciting series of centennial events will take place. The official kick-off to the year long event schedule will begin December 8-9, 2012 with the 2-day event, Fort Rosecrans Goes to War, a WWII era military history reenactment and as the evening portion of the event Cabrillo National Monument Foundation will host the first annual World War II era Liberty Dance. Cabrillo National Monument will host four main festivals during the year Whale Watch Weekend, Cabrillo Bird Festival, Parks and Open Spaces Day, culminating with the weekend long Centennial Commemoration Festival. The weekend long festival will include living history tours of the lighthouse, bunkers, the Cabrillo Cake-off contest and many more exciting activities. The celebration will close with the commemorative ceremony Monday October 14, 2013 at 6pm.
Get involved at Cabrillo, be a part of the second century of stewardship in the National Park Service by joining the Dusty Socks Club; volunteer and help protect the tidepools, share your memories at the park by submitting a photograph in the Monumental Memories photo book project, attend one of our many events and festivals during the year. A full schedule of events is available on the calendar page with more details on the events and how you can participate.
Cabrillo National Monument - 100 Years as San Diego's National Park
As we commemorate the past, we look forward to celebrating our future.
Come and join us!